The Seattle Composers Alliance

We are a non-profit professional organization made up of working composers, students, and others interested in professional music composition. The SCA was created so that composers could gather with their peers in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere and share knowledge, experience and information. But we also have an agenda: special forums and seminars of interest to our members; expanding Seattle’s reputation as a center for musical creativity; and educational outreach to our community.

Events

Seattle Ravel Study

ravelThe Seattle Composers Alliance presents

Seattle Ravel Study

Inspired by Ron Jones’ Ravel Study in L.A., we are proud to present a new chapter of the study group here in the Northwest.  Join us July 8th from 7pm to 9pm at the Seattle Film Institute in the theater, where we’ll dive deep into the analysis of Daphnis and Chloe, Suites 1 and 2, in this first of a series of meetings.  Long held by critics as Ravel’s “masterpiece for orchestra,” we will explore what makes a great orchestration, and how we can make our own music better.

 

What: SCA presents Seattle Ravel Study: Daphnis et Chloe, Suites 1 & 2 (First Meeting)

When: July 8th – 7pm to 9pm

Where: Seattle Film Institute, 3210 16th Ave W

Everyone is welcome to attend!  There are no requirements, no home work, other than bring your curiosity and enthusiasm for great music.  If you do wish to roll up your sleeves and dig in with us, you can purchase a copy of the Suites 1 and 2 and the CD.  We will be using specific materials, so check out the information below on the versions we are using.

Also, you are welcome to download the extra materials provided by Ron with some tips on how to better explore the score on your own. Please let your friends know, too.

You can read a synopses of the ballet at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnis_et_Chloé

Study Materials

Ron’s study notes: Download location is TBD – look for this in future announcements

 

Score for Suite 1 and 2 in Full Score

Dover Music Scores, Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486449513

 

Daphnis and Chloe in Full Score (if you prefer to have the entire score)

Dover Music Scores, Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486258262

 

CD recording we will be using as a reference:

Daphnis et Chloe – La Valse

Berliner Philharmoniker – Pierre Boulez – 1995

Deutsche Grammophon

June 1st SIFF Film and afterward SCA Meet and Greet

Come out this next Sunday, June 1st to the Uptown Cinema for a 5:30pm showing of “Lady Be Good” and join fellow SCA members in a post-film SCA Meet and Greet at the Triumph Bar!
When: Sunday, June 1st at 5:30pm (you may want to get in line as early as 5pm or so)
Where: SIFF Uptown Cinema
511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
What: World premier of “Lady Be Good”
Then: 7:30pm at Triumph Bar
114 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109
Request Your Free Tickets
We have 10 tickets, and some more general vouchers, too, for this film.  Email notices@seattlecomposers.org to request your free tickets (please specify one or two tickets.)  Also, make sure your SCA dues are up to date, please.
The SCA Meet and Greet
We will meet up afterwards at the Triumph Bar (The Official SIFF Lounge) at about 7:15 or 7:30-ish (right after the film.)  Bring your ticket stub for discounts at the bar.  Even if you’re not seeing the film, you are encouraged to come by.
About the SCA Sponsored Film “Lady Be Good”
Our tickets are for the Sun. June 1 at the Uptown 5:30pm showing
Lady Be Good; Instrumental Women In Jazz
“How does it feel to be a woman in a man’s world?” Through archival footage and interviews old (Artie Shaw) and new (Quincy Jones), musician-composer Patrice Rushen narrates the oft-untold history of American women jazz instrumentalists. World Premiere.

Opportunities

Opportunity: Music for Feature Film – for pay

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Disclaimer: This information was gathered from the SCA Find a Composer web form, and appears in this post as entered. The SCA makes no warranty as to the content of this post. Proceed at your own discretion.

Opportunity: Backing Tracks – for pay (make offer)

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Opportunity: Music for Sci-Fi Short

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